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ASDWA Releases Guide on State Management Options for Building Water Systems

ASDWA Releases Guide on State Management Options for Building Water Systems

Today, ASDWA released a document to assist state water programs in regulating building water systems. Increased concern and awareness of...

EPA and Army Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule

EPA and Army Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule

On September 12th, EPA and the U.S. Army repealed the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule that expanded...

Plenary Panel on State of the States Wraps Up WateReuse Symposium

Plenary Panel on State of the States Wraps Up WateReuse Symposium

On Wednesday, September 11th, a panel of five state representatives from the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) and...

Denver Post Article on Colorado Response to High Levels of PFAS

Denver Post Article on Colorado Response to High Levels of PFAS

On September 10, the Denver Post published an article entitled, “Colorado ramps up response to toxic “forever chemicals” after discovery...

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State Approaches to Building Water System Regulation

Increased concern and awareness of Legionella in buildings as well as a 2017 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services memo on reducing Legionella risk in healthcare facilities are drivers of a focus on Legionella in building water plumbing and, in some cases, supplemental disinfection in buildings. ASDWA’s State Approaches to Building Water System Regulation provides a review of federal rules and agency guidance on Legionella control, discussion on important defining topics like what constitutes treatment and when a building becomes a public water system, and outlines nuanced flexibilities in regulations drawing from EPA water supply guidance.

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ASDWA Reports and White Papers

ASDWA collects data, conducts analysis, and provides policy recommendations to educate decision-makers on the states’ perspective on drinking water issues that impact its members.

Visit ASDWA’s Reports page to view our White Papers and additional Reports.

Beyond Tight Budgets (December 2018)Costs of States' Transactions Study [CoSTS] (April 2018)Insufficient Resources for State Drinking Water Programs Threaten Public Health (December 2013)ASDWA-ACWA Report on Contaminants of Emerging Concern

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The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) is the professional Association serving state drinking water programs. Formed in 1984 to address a growing need for state administrators to have national representation, ASDWA has become a respected voice for state primacy agents with Congress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other professional organizations.

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Elevating Drinking Water as a National Priority

One of the most important roles ASDWA has is to make sure no one stops thinking about water. Whether that means spending time on the Hill to speak with Congressional staff about drinking water issues, or expanding the reach of our communications to the public by way of social media, ASDWA is constantly working to advance our message of public health protection on behalf of our members. Having safe drinking water is taken for granted by many, so ASDWA continually emphasizes drinking water’s importance for public health and for the economy.

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In Memory of Bridget O’Grady of ASDWA

ASDWA and the entire drinking water community remember Bridget for her years of service and dedication to public health protection.

 

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